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ABC = Apple Banana Compote

ABC = Apple Banana Compote

ABC = Apple Banana Compote

Last weekend my darling husband woke up begging (yes begging) for pancakes. I started ’em cooking and opened the fridge (like a good multitasking cook) to grab the syrup and put it on the table. Instantly it turned into one of “those” mornings when “invention becomes the mother of necessity.” The real maple syrup container was–empty! I started scanning the kitchen. Let’s see…what have I got instead?

1 organic Fuji apple, peeled, cored, sliced and diced
1 organic and overly ripe banana, peeled, sliced and diced
1/4 cup (or more?) brown sugar
4 small tangerines, juiced
1 organic lemon, juiced
2-3 tablespoons butter
pinch of salt

Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add the apple and saute for a few minutes stirring occasionally. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir and cook over low heat until the pancake are done being made. Pour it over freshly cooked pancakes and Voila’. Instant delicious!

And the best part of the morning was Zena helping me in the kitchen. Here she is pushing the pots and pan drawer back in after I pulled the saute pan out.

Zena Helping in the Kitchen

And here she is after breakfast. We washed our hands. She licked hers. Yumm!

Zena after breakfast.

And here’s Queen Zena lounging on her favorite blanket after breakfast.

Queen Zena Lounging.

Another New Author

zenaWhile celebrating the one year anniversary of Zena, the warrior kitty’s, new home with our neighbors Kassy and Victor we were served Martha Stewart style Hors d’oeuvres that Kassy concocted on the spot from what she had on hand. The tiny bites of dates, avocado and cheese toasted on crackers were delish.

This led to my bringing up this blog, at which point Kassy whipped out the cutest little handwritten recipe book just chock full of made up food goodness. Well, you can draw a straight line from there to officially welcoming our newest made up foodie, Kassy Daggett.

I can’t wait to see what she posts!